Portee is steeped in history, being amongst the one of the earliest areas settled in South Australia outside the city of Adelaide.
Situated in outback country. Portee is an easy 2 hour drive or 1/2hr flight from Adelaide. Portee has its own air strip named in honour of Edward John Eyre, an early South Australian Explorer.
The homestead built in 1873 on the floodplain of the River Murray, is in the wetlands, allowing the abundant bird life that inhabit the slow flowing creek and age old river gums to provide a unique experience in a tranquil and restful setting.
The Murray River fronts the property and the homestead has a private (Portee) creek surrounded by wetlands.
The perfect retreat for holidays, weddings, bucks and hens parties, birthday celebrations,
spiritual gatherings, business training and team building, carers and carer recipients.
The homestead offers exclusive hire of the homestead and surrounding property.
Self cater accommodation or contract caterers can be organised.
Portee is managed as a shining example of nature based tourism.
Great accommodation for kayak, watersport, bushwalking and wildlife enthusiasts.
Exclusive Hire of Portee Station Homestead
Self cater in our full commercial kitchen or bbq facilities for special occasions or holidays with family and friends. We have a dining area to seat twenty and facilities to enable outdoor eating.
Venue for Spiritual or Carers Retreat. Ideal for a spiritual retreat to allow time for
reflection, prayer or meditation.
Ultimate respite retreat for carers and carer recipients, for relaxing and convalescence.
Venue for Weddings Or Special Occasions. A perfect setting for true Aussie weddings, bucks or hens show, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions to make your day an unforgettable experience.
Business meetings, conferences and training facility.
Ideal for small Corporate conferences, training and team building
History Of Portee Station Homestead
First settled in 1841, Moorundie the area that we now call Sandy Beach, is the site of the home of explorer Edward John Eyre, who was given the job of Protector of the Aborigines. Due to the sandbars at that point in the river it became a place to cross the river on the road to Sydney, eventually developed into the bustling township of Sturt, with a Police Station and Army Barracks, until a flood washed it away in 1870 and the town was moved to it’s present day site of Blanchetown. Portee Station now encompasses tourism for international and domestic guests.